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For more information on OHSEC’s Women in Leadership Program, contact Carrie Moore at carrie.moore@dm.usda.gov

August 2017

Organized a Mentoring Panel event in honor of Women’s Equality Day. Dr. Ann Bartuska (REE) served as the keynote speaker. Dr. Johanna Briscoe (DM/ASA) served as the panel moderator. Dr. Vivian Chen (FSIS), Janell Kause (FSIS), Jerri Marr (FS), and Erin Morris (AMS) served as the mentors.

Related Info:
(1) Watch a recording of the event at https://usda.adobeconnect.com/pvcweft5an4l/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal Please note: Turn your volume up. There are some sound difficulties early on in the panel discussion that improve and the closed captioning cutoff for about 10 minutes later in the event. (2) View the event handout (booklet form). (3) View the Mentoring Panel topics.

Mentoring Panel Handout Aug 2017 (revision 1)

Mentoring Panel Topics Aug 2017

Mentors Aug 2017

June 2017

Promoted event: Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden interviews actress Lynda Carter, star of the 1970s "Wonder Woman" television series. Enjoy this iconic conversation between two “Wonder Women” as Carter discusses how her legendary character empowered generations of girls and boys.

Related Info:
Watch a recording of the event on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWyNz13Xv3g&t=558s

May 2017

Promoted "Discussion with Women Ambassadors" event in DC and webcast. If you missed watching it live online, below is the link to the recorded webcast. *Note: If you have an outdated Internet Explorer, the video may play better using Chrome as your browser.

Related Info:
https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/daily-diplomacy-discussion-women-ambassadors

April 2017

Hosted a "Girl Power" booth at the annual Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day event on the Whitten Patio.

Related Info:
Thanks to your donations, we collected over 70 girl-power themed books to handout!. PowerPoint Presentation

Girl Power Booth - rosie book
Girl Power Booth - rosie pose

March 2017

March 8th was International Women’s Day (IWD). International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality. The theme for IWD 2017 was #BeBoldForChange.

Related Info:
Click here to view the March 8th recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVyTiDg2-dU


We celebrated Women's History Month by hosting a Flash Mentoring Event on the Whitten patio on the 23rd. The welcoming speaker was Dr. Jeleen Briscoe, Acting Chief of Staff with the Assistant Secretary for Administration (ASA), and our keynote speaker was Angela Coleman, Chief of Staff with the Forest Service (FS).

Related Info:

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  1. Mentor Bios
  2. Flash Mentoring Topics
  3. Mentor Topic Responses
  4. Suggested AgLearn Books/Courses

January/February 2017

Carrie Moore cohosted two "Building Influence" webinars with Janine Gillis (OHRM).

Related Info:
Click here to view the Feb 8th recording: https://usda.adobeconnect.com/p7dwqkzpg5r/

December 2016

Carrie Moore is now serving as the Vice Chair on the Executive Committee for the Women in Agriculture (WIA) Employee Group. A kickoff event was held on December 2, 2016 on the Whitten Patio.

Related Info:

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  1. Creating an IDP in AgLearn
  2. Detail Registry Flyer
  3. Mentoring Flyer
  4. OPM Center for Leadership Development Courses
  5. Harvard Kennedy School, “Women and Power” course
  6. Email the WIA Employee Group

November 2016

The American Museum of Women's History Congressional Commission’s Report was presented to Congress and the President of the United States on November 16, 2016.

Related Info: Read the report at http://amwh.us/.

October 2016

OPM hosted a Twitter Chat on the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program.

Related Info: For more information, visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.

September 2016

The Graduate School hosted two brown-bag seminars on, "Are you Ready for Leadership?"

Related Info: For more information, visit http://www.graduateschool.edu/content/lunch-n-learn?utm_source=GRAD609BXCLMemail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=GRAD609BXCLM&utm_content=GRAD609BXCLM&?utm_campaign=GRAD609BXCLM.

August 2016

OHSEC cohosted a Flash Mentoring Event in honor of Women’s Equality Day on the Whitten Patio.

Related Info: Event Pictures | Women in Leadership - Flash Mentoring Responses | Flash Mentoring Bios

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July 2016

AgCareers.com recently put together the following documentary on Women in the Agricultural Workplace. It shows women at various stages in various agricultural careers sharing what it means to be a woman in agriculture, their challenges, and their hopes for the future of women in the industry.

AgCareers

Related Info: Watch the documentary at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9bXgcpVPFM. NOTE : If your Internet Explorer is out-of-date, you may want to watch the video using Chrome as your web browser.

June 2016

The White House hosted The United State of Women Summit. The United State of Women Summit brought together thousands of people who are all working to change tomorrow for the #StateofWomen.

united state of women

Related Info: View the video of the entire summit at http://www.theunitedstateofwomen.org/watchsummit/?goal=0_7f3991ce9d-41e3017f5a-95342613. NOTE : If your Internet Explorer is out-of-date, you may want to watch the video using Chrome as your web browser.

APRIL 2016

Related Info: “You the Riveter” Photo-Op for Bring your Daughter and Son to Work Day

You the Riveter You the Riveter You the Riveter

MARCH 2016

Hosted a Field Trip to the National Museum of American History in honor of Women’s History Month
Related Info: Natural Museum of American History

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Participation in the Women Making History Gala honoring former USDA Secretary, Ann Veneman
Related Info:

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FEBRUARY 2016

Flash Mentoring Event in honor of the upcoming Women’s History Month
Related Info: Event Pictures | Women in Leadership - Flash Mentoring Responses | Flash Mentoring Bios

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JANUARY 2016

Hosted a Viewing Party of the Public Broadcasting Service, American Masters Series documentary “The Women’s List”
Related Info: Watch the documentary - The Women’s List NOTE : *You may need to use Chrome as your web browser to view the video

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DECEMBER 2015

Guest Speaker Event with Jacqueline Padron (USDA) and Sharon Wong (OPM)
Related Info:

Jacqueline Padron
Women in Leadership - Presentation
Sharon Wong
Women in Government - Presentation
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NOVEMBER 2015

Women in Leadership Kick-Off Luncheon
Related Info: Video: Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders